Working together and how you can get involved
The council has declared a climate emergency.
As part of that declaration, it has committed to supporting, inspiring, encouraging and working with others to help achieve the target of net-zero carbon for the whole of Richmondshire.
Electric vehicle charging points
To help support people making the move to low carbon electric vehicles, the Council will be installing 20 electric vehicle charging points at several of its car parks across the district. The charging points are expected to be installed and ready to use by the end of March 2022. Each car charging point will have the ability to charge a vehicle to full charge within two hours.
This project is progressing. Quotes for connections to the power grid have been obtained. The process to buy the charging points is expected to take place in September 2021.
Further updates on where and when the charging points will be installed will be provided on this page.
Information on all the existing electric vehicle charging points across the district can be found on Zap-Map.
Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership
If you are interested in helping to create a greener, carbon neutral Richmondshire or have an idea for a project or activity that will help to achieve this, then why not get involved with the Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership?
The partnership has been set up to develop and help deliver projects and activities to reduce carbon emissions across the district, and to improve local environments. It is always looking for new volunteers from across Richmondshire including residents, business owners, and members of community groups, organisations and schools.
The Council is supporting the Partnership. Visit the Partnership's website for more details of what the Partnership is doing and how you can get involved.